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'Home and Family ™' rose Description
'Home and Family ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret MacLean
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKplagneze
Exhibition name: Home and Family ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2003 as 'Home and Family'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2009 as 'Atomic Blonde'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Moderate, licorice fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 47" to 4' 7" (120 to 140 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Beautiful bud shape, long stems, very straight upright habit.
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 14,356  on  9 Dec 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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